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No Photos 23rd May 2008
What's Left?


Tonight we are hold up in a motel in High Springs, FL. The trip has taken it's toll on our bikes and bodies. We both have some sort of post nasal icky thing that's made the rounds with the group. We were out in the rain yesterday for an hour or so. It wasn't a cold rain but camping another night in a wet tent seemed less than thrilling.

I also have a few itchy ouchy insect bumps all over since I pulled off to fiddle with my back tire twice and ended up aggravating two different distant colonies of fire ants. One ornery fella managed to hide out under my glove and sank his jaw into me more than 2 miles from his home.

I'm doing another final purge of stuff I really don't need since I snapped a spoke on another new 32 spoke rear wheel I picked up in Tallahasse. I guess I'm taking the phrase -" breaking it in" a bit too literally. My own weight is down 15 lbs. since we started.

The good news is we're basically happy but sortta sad this whole thing is rolling to an end. Briefly, I thought I could smell the ocean yesterday.

Here's what's left:
Hawthorne FL 50 mi Fri (today)
East Palatka FL 41.5 mi Sat
St. Augustine FL 37.5 mi Sun

Relatively light flat days that include some spinning along a bike path for a few miles near Gainsville. It'll be delightful as long as nothing breaks down and we get in before the rain shower.

Still too early for champagne but we're close.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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